(s) Of, associated with, or described as: seismic.
(s) Having a valence higher than compared to a specified element in substances or ions known as with adjectives ending in -ous: sulfuric acid.
(s) One associated with or characterized by: educational.
A suffix signifying, in general, concerning, or characteristic of
A suffix, denoting that factor indicated enters into specific substances using its highest valence, or with a valence reasonably greater than in substances where the name for the element ends in -ous. It is also found in the typical sense of with respect to.